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Win £100 worth of children's books in our World Book Day costumes photo competition

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ShadeMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Feb-13 17:45:52

It's World Book Day on March 7. What inspired (or desperate) costume feats have you pulled off in the past? Post your pictures (old or new) here and on Fri 15 March we'll put all the entries into a pot and pluck one out. The winner will receive £100 worth of books from World Book Day authors.

If you are stuck for ideas visit our World Book Day costume page for some great Mumsnetter suggestions.

badtemperedaldbitch Fri 01-Mar-13 18:48:23

here is fantastic mrs fox......

Misstyrian Sat 02-Mar-13 19:02:24

This is my son Cam, he loves knights and books about knights and wanted a costume, I said yes but only if we could keep it under £5. The answer was to make it ourselves and we had great fun together doing it. We used felt, card, foil, foil cupcake cases and a whole load of sequin foil. It cost just under £4 to make. We just need to make a sword and shield now.

donzee8 Sat 02-Mar-13 19:31:40

The tin man from The Wizard of Oz. Cardboard and tin foil!!

NettleTea Mon 04-Mar-13 14:43:27

My son Jack as Max in where the wild things are. I made the outfit myself, and then we re-used it for a 'wild rumpus' birthday party a couple of weeks later.

NettleTea Mon 04-Mar-13 14:45:39

an extra pic of Jack/Max blowing a horn to summon the wild things made from a ferret skin (nice.....) - just shows the tail a bit better! and the mud.....

sabretiggr Mon 04-Mar-13 20:49:16

For homeschool, the whole family got involved in recreating "We're Going On A Bear Hunt".

Raspberrygiggle Mon 04-Mar-13 21:28:00

Here is my little boy's Pirate outfit I have made for his World Book Day at school on Thursday. We were inspired by The Troll by Julia Donaldson.

Hopezibah Mon 04-Mar-13 22:58:02

Our very own Harry Potter loves practising his spelling (as he calls it)!

eteo Tue 05-Mar-13 00:19:00

The Tortoise and the Hare

Kieran is the smart tortoise

Mumbaabaa Tue 05-Mar-13 10:51:21

I'm still working on tomorrow's costumes (arghhh) but here are my two from last year, homemade Zog and not so homemade Mr Tickle smile

flatmum Tue 05-Mar-13 11:37:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

flatmum Tue 05-Mar-13 11:39:44

Here is my son at World Book Day today as Flat Stanley. I was up until 2.30 this morning and spent a fortune in Hobby Craft, he did win his year prize though so it was all worth it in the end I suppose!

LadyFortuna Tue 05-Mar-13 15:42:47

My daughter's school had their dress-up day yesterday. She was Dick Turpin from Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians

Whirliwig72 Tue 05-Mar-13 17:08:45

The bad tempered ladybird by Eric Carle!

aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:20:31

Book Day 2012- Hermione Granger, Robin Hood and Titiania. It's my favourite day of the year!!!

aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:21:32

Book Day 2012- Hermione Granger, Robin Hood and Titiania. It's my favourite day of the year!!!

nickelbabe Tue 05-Mar-13 17:26:35

there are some wonderful genius costumes!

nickelbabe Tue 05-Mar-13 17:28:40

I might have to complain to the Goddess of the Round-up about me not being in it for WBD costumes ideas.
surely if anyone should be in the WBD roundup it should be me?


aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:31:18

The beast from (Beauty and the...) Half way through the day he transformed into the prince!

aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:33:00

Alice In Wonderland after eating the stuff that made her grow in the White rabbits house! She made it herself.

aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:34:00

The White Rabbit.

aaaaagh Tue 05-Mar-13 17:35:12

Little Red Riding Hood and a rather vicious Puss In Boots!

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 05-Mar-13 17:36:01

DDs school doesn't do World Book Day dressing up at all. Never has.

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 05-Mar-13 17:37:58

So, here is her dressed as the Invisible Man.

Mumbaabaa Wed 06-Mar-13 10:11:07

Finished last night!!

Sarah is Erroll the Squirrel by Hannah Shaw.

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